Sanae Lahlou has been appointed as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) Country Representative in Morocco.
According to the Organization, Sanae Lahlou will guarantee the coordination of this UN agency’s strategy in Morocco for the promotion of inclusive and sustainable industrial development, particularly through the continuous implementation of the UNIDO Country Partnership Program in Morocco.
According to the same source, Lahlou “has a long and rich experience in the conduct and implementation of several economic programs in the public and private sectors, in Morocco and internationally, some of which have been related to industrial development issues.” Before joining UNIDO, she worked for Mazars Morocco as Director of the Business Unit Africa.
As International Director at the Moroccan Agency for the Development of Investment and Exports, she has assisted several Moroccan industrial small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in positioning themselves in global value chains, as part of her commitment to the promotion of sustainable growth in developing economies (AMDIE).
Lahlou has also held a number of senior posts, including Advisor for Africa and the Middle East at the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
She has won numerous honors, the most recent of which was her nomination by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of the “Young Global Leaders” (YGL) 2021, a group of 100 young global leaders dedicated to improving the world’s socioeconomic situation.
She was named a 2019 French African Young Leader by the French-African Foundation and earned the Pan African Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development Center’s “Leadership Excellence Economic Development and Global Impact” award.